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  • Diverse local musicians take part in LASO

    Although they come from a variety of backgrounds and careers, the musicians who will perform in the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra’s Fall Concert at 7 p.m. Nov. 8 have one thing in common — a love of and a dedication to performing good symphonic music.

    These part time and full time musicians are also lab employees, county employes, teachers, medical personnel, business people, lawyers, post docs and students. Some are retirees. Some are parents. Some are grandparents.

    Most live in Los Alamos, but some make the weekly trip for rehearsals from Santa Fe and the valley.

    Together, this diverse group will present a program with music by Brahms, Beethoven, Sibelius and Gimenez.
    Conductor Don Gerheart, in his second year as the LASO music director, is a retired band teacher and now spends his “retirement” as the executive director of the New Mexico Music Educators Association. To get the sound he wants, Gerheart depends on each player to learn his/her part so that rehearsals can concentrate on making musical sense out of the ensemble. He said, “This is a community orchestra and each player is important.” A sampling of these players includes:

  • This Week on PAC-8, Oct. 25-31

    Views expressed on programs shown on PAC8 do not necessarily reflect the views of the manager, staff, or board.

    Friday, October 25, 2013
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM Democracy Now!
    11:00 AM County Council Meeting Replay 10-08-13
    02:00 PM Oppenheimer Lecture – “Roving Mars: Spirit, Opportunity &
     Heart, Clear Mind”
    09:30 PM Bongo Boy Rock and Roll
    10:00 PM Deutche Welle’s Europe in Concert- Sinead O’Conner
    11:00 PM NNMCAB Meeting
    12:00 AM FSTV

    Saturday, October 26, 2013
    FSTV

    Sunday, October 27, 2013
    06:00 AM FSTV
    05:30 PM Key to the Kingdom
    06:00 PM Drawing Men to Christ
    07:00 PM United Church
    08:30 PM Trinity on the Hill
    10:30 PM That Which Is
    12:00 PM Free Speech TV

  • Aging gracefully

    The Santa Fe Reparatory Theater presents “Wrinkles,” a collection of intertwined plays that celebrate aging with grace, humor and courage. The play is part of the Salt and Pepper series written by Los Alamos playwright Robert Benjamin. The production will be performed Nov. 1-10 at the Teatro Paraguas in Santa Fe. Top: Tad Jones and Fran Martone. Left: Rick Vargas and Deborah Dennison. 

  • ‘Day of the Dead’ documentary at Folk Art museum

    The Museum of International Folk Art will screen the documentary film, “La Festividad de los Muertos /Lanii Xtee Tugul,” 2 p.m. Wednesday in the New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors’ Auditorium.
    The film focuses on Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) or Todos Santos (All Souls) celebrations by members of today’s Zapotec community in Teotitlán del Valle, Oaxaca, Mexico. The film highlights the influence of the ancient Zapotecs’ cultural legacy, deeply rooted in pre-Hispanic indigenous cultures, in pagan and in Catholic rituals (as it is throughout Latin America).
    The film is part of a collaboration, Todos Santos Teotitlán del Valle, between the Metamorfosis Documentation Project (MDP) and the Balaa Xtee Guech Gulal Community Museum in Teotitlán del Valle.
    The collaboration consisted of three phases.
    The first, in October and November 2012, had young people from the community interested in documenting their traditions apprentice with MDP. This included film, post-production and editing workshops. The documentary, some of which was shot by the apprentices, was the final product.

  • LA music teachers present ‘Musicale’

    The Los Alamos Music Teachers will present Musicale 2 p.m. Nov. 22, at UNM-LA.
    The following students will perform: Julia Chen, Joshua Chung, Jennie Gao, Victor Kim, Yunseo Kim, Catherine Runnels, Gerrit and Micah VanderWiel, Jennifer Wang. The students participated in the New Mexico Honors Competition Sept. 28 and will be playing piano duets and piano solos.
    The students study with Aejin Chang, Charlene Cox-Clifton, Frances Naffziger, Janna Warren and Madeline Williamson.
    The public is invited. 

  • This Week on PAC-8, Oct. 18-24

    Views expressed on programs shown on PAC8 do not necessarily reflect the views of the manager, staff, or board.

    Friday, October 18, 2013
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM Democracy Now!
    11:00 AM County Council Meeting Replay 10-08-13
    02:00 PM Oppenheimer Lecture – “Roving Mars: Spirit, Opportunity & the Exploration of the Red Planet”
    03:30 PM European Journal
    04:00 PM Al Jazeera DC Bureau
    05:00 PM Behind the White Coat
    06:00 PM Democracy Now!
    07:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society “Imperial Frontiers”
    08:30 PM Clear Heart, Clear Mind
    09:30 PM Bongo Boy Rock and Roll
    10:00 PM Deutche Welle’s Europe in Concert- Robert Plant
    11:00 PM NNMCAB Meeting
    12:00 AM FSTV

    Saturday, October 19, 2013
    Free Speech TV

    Sunday, October 20, 2013
    06:00 AM FSTV
    05:30 PM Key to the Kingdom
    06:00 PM Drawing Men to Christ
    07:00 PM United Church
    08:30 PM Trinity on the Hill
    10:30 PM That Which Is
    12:00 PM Free Speech TV

  • A musical comedy for the entire family

     The Dixon Community Players, sponsored by Embudo Valley Organics, Rock Pool Gardens, and the Embudo Valley Arts Association, announces the final show of the 2013 season, the 2006 Tony Award Winning Broadway Musical “The Drowsy Chaperone.” The book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar, music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison, the show is a parody of American musical comedy of the 1920’s.
    The story revolves around a middle-aged, asocial musical theatre fan as he plays the record of his favorite musical, the (fictional) 1928 hit, “The Drowsy Chaperone.” As the record plays, the show comes to life on the stage as he wryly comments on the music, story and the actors as it is performed.
    Designed and directed by Holly Haas, the production includes a cast of 18 actors from Dixon, Taos and Los Alamos.

  • Apollo's Fire takes the stage Oct. 27

    The Brandenburg Concertos by Johann Sebastian Bach have proven their power to move, delight and captivate audiences for 250 years.
    Apollo’s Fire, the Cleveland Baroque Orchestra, will bring these iconic works to Los Alamos 4 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Duane Smith Auditorium. This performance is the second event in the Los Alamos Concert Association’s 2013-14 season.
    Award-winning harpsichordist and conductor Jeannette Sorrell will lead her 16-member ensemble in five of the six concertos commissioned in 1719 by Margrave Christian Ludwig of Brandenburg.
    Concerto No. 2 is a tour de force for the solo trumpet. Concerto No.3 is for strings alone and treats each of the instruments as an equal soloist.
    Violin and recorder share the spotlight in the 4th concerto. Harpsichord and flute begin Concerto No. 5 by passing phrases back and forth, but the harpsichord takes center stage in the virtuosic final movement. Two violas exchange solos in Concerto No.6.
    Named for the classical God of music and the sun, Apollo’s Fire was founded in 1992. Now hailed as one of the world’s most respected period-instrument ensembles, it enjoys sold-out performances at its home base in Cleveland.

  • Dances of India presents 'Aladdin'

    The annual Dances with India show will present an Indian adaptation of “Aladdin” featuring students from the Los Alamos YMCA’s Kathak and Bharatnatyam classes, as well as guest dancers and actors from the greater Los Alamos community.

    The show will be 4-6 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Los Alamos High Duane Smith Auditorium. Admission is free, however donations by check or cash will be appreciated. All proceeds will go to Santhitheeram — a charitable trust for hospice care for the elderly in Kerala, India.

    The production is written and directed by Alina Deshpande and choreographed by Deshpande and Kavita Nandkishore. Deshpande and Nandkishore volunteer to teach two Indian classical dance forms at the Los Alamos Family YMCA and Y-Express.

    “Every year the charity is different,” Deshpande said. “We have raised funds for orphanges and schools — mostly children charities, but this year we are trying a new demographic.”

    The show bring Indian dance to a traditional show with two forms of Indian dances — the Kathak and the Bharata Natyam. “They are diverse sets of dances,” Deshpande said.

  • Quartets celebrate harmony

    The Lads of Enchantment will present its 2013 Annual Barbershop Harmony Show 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at the United Church of Los Alamos. The first part of the show, “Celebrate Harmony,” will celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Barbershop Harmony Society and feature the LOE chorus and quartets. The second half will feature special guest quartet, Ruby Blue — the 2013 Rocky Mountain Quartet Champion of Sweet Adelines International.
    Celebrate Harmony will salute the Barbershop Harmony Society’s beginning and barbershop singing. The show will feature traditional songs, as well as, songs that have become part of Americana. The show will open with “Celebrate Harmony,” an original composition that was written to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the society. Among the other songs are a special, seldom-heard-version of “Sweet Adeline,” “Coney Island Baby,” the Lida Rose medley, “I’m Alone Because I Love You” and “God Bless the USA.”
    Featured guest quartet, Ruby Blue, will be breaking new ground. Other female quartets or groups, such as Los Alamos High School’s Bel Canto, have sung in LOE shows, but Ruby Blue will be the first all-female special guest quartet.